Raipur: Six naxals, carrying reward on their heads were arrested on Friday during a joint search operation by security personnel in Narayanpur district of Chhattisgarh, police said.
The cadres were apprehended by a joint team of CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force) and district force from restive Koranda forests under Benoor police station limits, Narayanpur Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) O P Sharma told PTI.
The joint contingent of 139 battalion of CRPF and a team of local police were on a combing operation in Benoor region, around 350 kms away from the state capital this morning. When they reached in Koranda forests they spotted some suspects trying to escape into the deep forests following which they chased and arrested them, the ASP said.
During interrogation they admitted to being involved in the outlawed CPI (Maoist), he said.
Those arrested were identified as Somnath, Kajru, Ratiram, Raiju, Rajnu and Rajman, all aged between 20-30 years, and active in the Koranda region, he said.
They were involved in several incidents of crime, including deadly attacks on police party, murder, loot, kidnapping and others, he said.
Somnath, Kajru and Raiju were carrying a reward of Rs 10,000 each on their heads while a reward of Rs 5,000 each was announced on Ratiram and Rajman.
Besides, Rajnu was carrying a reward on Rs 500 on his head, he said.
The cadres were being interrogated, the ASP added.